Sunday Salon: Labour Day Weekend Reading

Sunday Salon

This week, I read Fifty Shades of Grey, and Fifty Shades Darker (review done, up tomorrow). It was a looong week reading those books. I also finished my Austen Adaptations post for my final entry of Austen in August.

In other news, I got a giveaway book in the mail this week! I won a copy of Jane Eyre from Allie of A Literary Odyssey during the Victorian Reading Challenge.

Jane Eyre

When I opened the package, I immediately pressed my nose to pages and flipped through it. I love the smell of new books. I don’t get the smell of it often since I tend to buy used books. I don’t mind used books, but they don’t smell as nice. Anyway, I really want to reread Jane Eyre now, but I have so many other things I need to reread.

A new month and new challenges! I am part of the Gone with the Wind and the Harry Potter reading challenges this month onwards. But I have quite a number of checked out library books to go through this long weekend.

I am not sure what to read first. There is Emily Griffin’s Where We Belong, Ex-Libris: Confessions of a Common Reader, been awhile since I read a Georgette Heyer: Arabella, The City of Dreaming Books, Glamour in Glass, and more. This doesn’t include the books from my Kindle!

Also, I have a number of self-help books on the pile. Now, I generally don’t read many self-help books, and when I do, I don’t read the whole thing so they don’t appear in my annual completed books list. I like to skim for opinions about personal things such as career and relationships. Once in awhile, I’ll read one in full, but I find less time for that now. Do you read self-help books cover to cover? Do they actually help?

Happy Labour Day weekend to those of you who get it! Great for reading!

6 comments

  1. Lori C. (dollycas) says:

    If you like Jane Eyre (one of my favorites) you may enjoy the new series by Joanna Campbell Slan, The Jane Eyre Chronicles. I loved the first book Death of a Schoolgirl. It was just released this month and picks up right where the original story leaves off.

    Happy Reading!!

    • athena says:

      Hi Lori! I do like Jane Eyre and thanks for the recommendation. I’ll add it on to my ever increasing To Be Read List. Happy Reading and have a great week! Thanks!

  2. Erin says:

    EEK! I finished Fifty Shades of Grey this week too! What a fun coincidence. My friends bringing over the sequels tomorrow night. Looks like you have a fun month lined up ahead. I still haven’t read any of the Harry Potters or Gone with the Wind.

      • Erin says:

        lol yes I’ve heard many mixed things. I really did like the book – not without flaws by far, but my mind was in the mood for some soap-opera type fun to distract itself with =)

        • athena says:

          Hello Erin! I found the first book… tolerable. I knew going in, I’d read it for the ridiculousness of it, but my issue was that it really dragged on the last two books. Maybe you’ll be more amused. I just got bored! Haha. Thanks for commenting again!

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